Facts about Recycling

Every day Americans use enough steel to run a steel pipeline from New York to Los Angeles and back to New York.

Using recycled steel saves 74% of the energy as opposed to producing them from raw material.

On average a little more than 9,000 steel cans are removed from landfills with a magnet every minute.

An average American family throws out over 200 pounds of steel cans every month.

In the United States, the recycling of appliances in one year would be enough to build 160 football stadiums.

Steel recycling saves enough energy to power 1/5 of all homes in the United States.

Food cans usually contain a tin coating which is valuable metal. 70% – 80% of this tin is recovered in the recycling process.